Sholing 0-0 (2-4 Pens) Blackfield & Langley
Boatmen went out of the Southampton Senior Cup after being the better team during the game, but losing the penalty shoot-out. It was a tight, physical & hard fought match, but one where Sholing played the better football and created the best chances. In the 1st half, Dan Mason was clearly bundled over the area, but the referee from some distance away, didn't give a penalty. It was nearly all Sholing in the 2nd half, with Hoole going close and Wort having an effort kicked off the line. Sawyer thought he had scored, following in a shot from Hoole that the keeper spilled, but the linesman's flag went up. Game went straight to penalties and Snelling saved 2 of Sholing's and Blackfield converted the 4 they needed to progress to the final. Bitterly disappointing to lose after playing so well - Match Report
Lymington Town 1-3 Sholing
On a day that would make Penguins shiver, Boatmen warmed the travelling Sholing supporters with a dominant win, making it 7 in a row. Dan Miller opened the scoring on 20 mins, heading in Alex Sawyer's drilled in corner. On 29 mins, the lead was doubled when Lee Wort was tripped in the area and Owen Roundell took up penalty duties and confidently buried his effort. After the break, Alex Sawyer went close, but wasn't to be denied on 52 mins when he broke into the right side of the area and lifted a shot over the keeper & into the far corner. Lymo got a goal back after a rare mistake by Gosney, but Boatmen continued to create chances at will and probably should have scored a few more - Match Report & Video
Sholing 3-0 Shaftesbury
Boatmen made it 6 wins in a row with a comfortable victory over Shaftesbury. Lee Wort grabbed his third brace in as many games, starting the scoring on 10 mins when he flicked in Marv's cutback. Boatmen remained on top, but had to wait until 53 mins to get the second when Byron Mason nodded in from a corner. The visitors cause wasn't helped by a red card on 61 mins and Sholing got their 3rd 7 mins later when Jake Hoole's shot was parried to Frazer McLean to head against the bar, but Lee Wort was there to nod in the dropping ball for his 20th of the season. Snows Toyota Man of the Match : Jake Hoole : Match Report
Newport IW 1-6 Sholing
Boatmen advanced to the Semi Final of the Wessex League Cup in a game that saw a crazy 6 minute spell in the second half where Sholing scored 4 times! Byron Mason was making his 500th appearance for the club, whilst Jack Smith clocked up his 100th game. Jamie Bulpitt opened the scoring on 23 mins when his cross from the wing sailed into the far top corner. Boatmen were well on top, but a Newport equalised on 31 mins. We regained the lead on 67 when Marv's shot was kicked off the line, but straight to Alex Sawyer to tap in. Then on 73 mins, the goals started raining in. Sawyer skipped past a challenge and slotted under the keeper as he came out. 3 mins later, Dan Mason prodded in a dropping ball, before straight from the restart, Lee Wort ran at a backpeddling defence and fired in. 2 mins later and the scoring was complete with the goal of the game as Wort played a one-two with TJ before smashing an unstoppable left foot shot that flew into the net - Match Report & Video
Budweiser Grant Update
The FA & Budweiser have extended their partnership arrangement and Dave Diaper has given the FA website an update on the £100k grant we were so kindly granted last year. Full details on the Latest News page
Sholing 3-2 Bemerton Heath
Dan Mason grabbed the winner with 5 minutes to go as the Boatmen made it 4 wins in a row. First half wasn't the best, but 2 mins before the break, Lee Wort smashed in an angled shot into the top corner. Bemerton equalised 2 mins after the restart as Robinson was given a lot of room to finish. Lee Wort put Sholing back in front when he lashed in a corner via the underside of the bar on 70 mins, but once again the visitors drew level, as Rawkins exposed some uncharacteristic gaps in our defence. However, on 85 mins, Jack Smith's cross into the box was chested down by Dan Mason, who in the same movement finished with a low prodded effort past the keeper from 12 yards - Match Report & Photos
Sponsor a pitch square at Sholing and not only will you be helping us to pay for ongoing pitch maintenance, but you'll be in with a chance of winning £350! The large cash prize will be drawn towards the end of the season and to enter, all you need to do is sponsor a pitch square for £10 each (no limit on number of squares). For full details, click here or speak to Greg Dickson on a matchday
Sholing 6-a-side Tournament!
The club is running a 6-a-side Tournament the weekend of 28th & 29th April at the Universal Stadium. Invitations are open to all clubs in the following age groups : Boys U7 to U14 / Girls U10, U12 & U14 / Pan Disability. Cost per team is £30. To register, contact Iain Calder 07766 521544 or email: email@example.com You can download a Tournament Invitation & Registration Form by clicking here
Thank you Budweiser!!!
We are blown away by Budweiser's £100,000 donation towards improving the Football facilities at Sholing and eternally grateful to them (and the FA) for listening to our story and sharing our vision - Club Statement
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